NOW is the time to come out of the fallen (apostate) church world and follow the Lord Jesus Christ, not kingdoms of men. ALL the early Christian disciples, all the apostle's and all who heard them, were called "to come out from among them" and follow the lamb of God as they were prepared for ministry.
You can find God again while on your face at home without a preacher, choir, or offering plate.
"Find a good church..."? ---Many find a "church" but fail to find God.
Most Christians never truly find their calling and place in God's Kingdom in the cookie-cutter church world. The system conforms to the structures and programs of the type of church attended and years will go by without real spiritual growth or personal knowledge of the scripture. One writer called it "slow death".
All the while most Christians never mature into the fruit bearing modeled for us in scripture. The majority of Christians rarely even quote or speak God's Word, it is much easier to do a church routine and let a pastor sermonize us rather than study and listen to the voice of the Lord.
One morning while in very intense prayer, I heard words from Revelation 18. As I continued in prayer this is what I heard:
"Is Babylon fallen? Is the CHURCH FALLEN? Is the CHURCH the great tree grown from the mustard seed in which dwell the fowls of the air as Jesus said? Is the church become great? Have we not Christian celebrities, the GREAT men even the giants of Christianity? Are not so many considered GREAT in their kingdoms? Are they not idols whose great swelling words move MULTITUDES of God's people? Does the Word even say "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets."?
Does the scripture say in the latter days there would be a GREAT APOSTASY and that Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first?, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Yes, even the fallen Adamic man living inside the heart of the temple of which ye are? And this because My people have DEPARTED from My Word. Is not Babylon the church a SPIRITUAL PLACE where SPIRITUAL BEINGS called devils, foul SPIRITS, and UNCLEAN FOWLS that disguise themselves as the Holy Spirit abide? But the pure word of my mouth has been polluted like the very waters of the land where you live. Is not this a PARABLE BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES? I tell you Babylon the Great is fallen, fallen not for a time removed in the future, it is NOW."
Is the Bride to RULE over her husband? Does the bride teach the bridegroom? Does the bride have authority over Christ? Yet the church has usurped authority over Gods' people contrary to scripture. "For I would have you to know "that the head of every man is Christ" 1Cor 11:4
-words heard while in prayer in Dec 2006.
"Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people through his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Let us therefore go forth unto him without (outside) the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have not here an abiding city, but we seek after the city which is to come." -Hebrews 13:12-14